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Let's Go Fly a Kite Card

Updated: Mar 6, 2023

Welcome Digi Divas, I am thrilled you stopped by today. The March winds are coming and whether they come in like a lion or a lamb it is the perfect time for kite flying. As children we would make our kites of old newspaper, two sticks, string- and make the kite tails from scrub rags. Are you ready? Let's go fly a kite!


Suggested card size: 5"x 7"


MATERIALS LIST COPIC® MARKERS

Hammermill® 100 lb. White Coverstock E04- Lips

News Print Cardstock E55, E57- Kite

5"x7" Black solid core Cardstock E50, E51, E53, R01- Skin

5"x7" cardbase RV00, RV custom, RV02- Shirt

10" - 1/8" white ribbon Y01, E33, E55- Hair

7 - Misc. Ribbon Scraps YG61, YG63, E30, E33- Ground

20" sewing thread- Beige

Cloud Die

VersaMagic® - Sea Breeze

VersaMagic® - Hint of Pesto

EZ-Tear® Tape

Dimensional® Glue

Foam Tape


Let's start by laying out our page- divide in half. On one half I placed the girl image and whited out her kite as that the balance of the image remains.


On the other half, using a square, turn the square 45 degrees and pull the bottom point down to form your kite. Curve lines slightly.


Print on Hammermill® 100lb. White Coverstock. Color as desired. I chose to use Copic® Markers. Colors listed above.



Fussy cut the kite out. Trace the kite onto the news print cardstock and fussy cut.


To make the tail, tie small scraps of ribbon around the I/8" ribbon and space about 1" apart as shown.








Divide the kite into quarters and shade the edges as shown.





Flip the kite over and adhere the kite tail as shown using Dimensional® Glue. Let Dry.






Trim the main image to 4-3/4"x6-3/4" rectangle.


Using your X-acto® Knife, cut around the raised arm in order to slide the kite underneath.





Using your Cloud® Die, cut one and use to smudge clouds across the sky using VersaMagic® Sea Breeze. (I am not the best smudger). If you have a Copic® air brush you might prefer using it.


Slide the kite under the arm of the flier as shown and adhere. The tail is being whipped in the wind, so just tack as you like.



Edge the sky portion of the main image using VersaMagic® Sea Breaze.


Edge the ground portion using VersaMagic® Hint of Pesto.


Twist about 20" of thread tightly and then fold in half and it will twist together. Using Dimensional® Glue to adhere one end to the center of the kite. Tack the thread to her hand and the spool. I folded a little extra to the spool. Cut off any extra.



Center and adhere the main image to a 5"x7" Black solid core Cardstock.


Adhere the Black Solid core to the front of a 5"x7" cardbase. Make sure the fold is on the left.







Using the Cloud® Die, cut out your sentiment and edge using VersaMagic® Sea Breeze. Adhere using Foam Tape in the upper left corner as shown.


Last (but not least)- OPTIONAL: Adhere two (2) strips of scrap paper and a name plaque to the backside of the card as shown.



That's it! Grab your jacket, whistle to summon your dog, and Let's Go Fly a Kite!

I had so much fun with this stamp set I have already made several cards using it. I hope you enjoy the playfulness of this set. Show me your creativity with Let's Go Fly a Kite. Share your work at https://jansdigistampschallenges.blogspot.com- our monthly Anything Goes Challenge Blog- and win prizes!


I hope you will join us again for a NEW tutorial.


I am sharing this card creation with the following:


Hugs,


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